The Ramparts Red Glare - Why Everyone Knows Woody Harrelson’s Name

by Jason Bailey SOURCE Flavorwire / Youtube

We’ve seen Rampart (it’s doing a brief run in New York and LA for Oscar consideration), so we’ll attempt to keep from addressing.

Though the claim that Woody Harrleson is playing “the most corrupt cop you’ve ever seen onscreen” is arguable (Training Day’s Alonzo Harris would certainly give him a run for his money, and Harvey Keitel’s Bad Lieutenant would laugh at his schoolkid antics), it is an outstanding performance, capturing that sense of danger that he always seems, in his best roles, to be struggling to keep at bay — the fire behind his eyes, the tension in his jaw. This trailer hints at the greatness of that performance, while showing an efficiency that would’ve benefitted the film itself.